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Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Branch
1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
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      Big & Small, Books for All
    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • On display in the Rare Book Department's Dietrich Gallery, this family-oriented exhibition features extraordinary books selected for their extreme sizes and unusual shapes. Visitors of all ages can interact with special artifacts and explore ideas of the form, function, and meaning of the book as a physical object. Hundreds of items will be on display, including a 4,000-year-old Sumerian tablet that is smaller than a bar of soap, a handwritten medieval music book taller than a toddler, an Armenian prayer scroll longer than an alligator, and tiny books barely the size of a pencil eraser.
      Chinese Brush Painting with Derek Wang
    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • Chinese Painting, or "GuoHua", is a unique art form with a long history. The earliest existing artwork can be traced to 200 AD, and used on the same mediums and tools that are in use today. The key elements in Chinese painting is line art with brush, and ink art, with unique effect on rice paper. The class will teach the student to use these two basic elements to create complete pieces of painting on natural subjects of flowers and landscape. Materials are included. Additional materials can be purchased from the instructor to continue work at home.
      Mysterious Travelers Featuring Larry Price
    • Monday, December 18, 2017
    • The soulful musical styling of jazz artist Larry Price, alto saxophonist, vocalist, arranger, composer, and producer, will truly move you. This Wilmington, North Carolina native delights audiences around the world as he tells vivid stories and paints vibrant pictures through his music.